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As you stand there, observing the scene in front of you, you realize what it is that makes it so terrifying to you. When you laid your eyes on it, there were too many things going on in your head at once. So, you observed the scene some more, giving yourself plenty of time to take in the utter horror of it all, and now you know what it is that is the most frightening thing about it.

It isn't the fact that you are standing in the remains of your best friend's house.

It isn't the fact that it has not been inhabited for years.

It isn't the fact that your friend and his family is sitting on their sofa, watching TV.

And it isn't the fact that everyone but you is dead, and your friend and his family have all become mere skeletons on a couch.


It is the fact that their deaths were not natural.

It is the fact that they were most likely killed and skinned by a deranged psycho...

It is the fact that said psycho might still be in the house right now... after all, you heard footsteps upstairs.
More often than not, I find myself wondering if we have come to a point where all good ideas for movies have been used up, and that everything that comes out nowadays are just rehashes. Of course, there are plenty of instances where this is not true, but then comes a movie like 'Warrior' and shows just how lazy a rehash can possibly get. Not only that, but it also proves that a majority of the voting base on IMDb have the shittiest taste in the world. I mean, this movie got an 8.2 rating. Compare that to a genuinely good movie like Drive, which came out the same year as 'Warrior' and got a 7.8. ranking, and you might come to the conclusion that we are on our way to irreparable stagnation if we give movies like 'Warrior' more credit than it deserves.

Now, I believe that you can make a good movie out of everything, and even though it has been done to death, there is not doubt that the 'underdog'-story is one of the best scenarios. After all, we want to see our protagonist rise to the occasion and go against all opposition; it's an inspiring tale. However, again, this is only ONE scenario, and if you keep doing the same scenario with little to no changes, you run the risk of making a clone of every other 'underdog'-movie. That's why you should always try out new ideas to keep the scenario fresh and interesting.

In many cases, we can see an attempted effort at originality, especially from newer movies.  However, 'Warrior' seems content in just recycling as many clichés as possible, not even considering an alternative route in certain regards. In fact, it feels like a Frankenstein's Monster, compiling as many tired story elements as possible in an obvious attempt at getting some recognition from at least one major award ceremony:
   
    It has a family conflict between a father in his two sons: Check.

    One of the brothers is a war hero: Check.

    The other brother has a wife and three daughters (which serve no other purpose besides being a contrived motivation for the protagonist): Check.

    Said brother and his family are on the verge of losing their house: Check.

    Both brothers train for a fighting tournament, where there is a big cash prize for the winner: Check.

    Both do exceptionally well in the ring, and eventually they fight each other in the finale: Check...

    Ugh... there's a lot more where that came from.

    I wish I was kidding when I said that there was nothing but clichés in this movie, but I'm not; this is the entire movie! It feels like this entire movie was based on a rejected script from the late 70's/early 80's, which they decided to make now for some reason. For good measure, they even cast Nick Nolte to play the father of the two brothers. Fine, he is a great actor, but he was in his prime during that time period, wouldn't you agree? I mean, what other explanation is there? There is no way that a movie this tired and outdated could have been written in a day and age where we got 'The Intouchables', 'Midnight in Paris', 'The Tree of Life', and 'Drive'. Who funded this movie? Sylvester Stallone?

Also, the movie just looks bad. The cinematography is horrendous, and you can barely see anything. I will say that the best scenes are the fighting scenes, because the bad cinematography complements the hectic nature of organized fighting. They are the best parts of the movie, almost to the point where they redeem the rest of the movie... ALMOST.

Now, let me pull a Quagmire and say that I could forgive ALL of this, if it wasn't so boring. It clocks at over two hours, and during that time, you get ABSOLUTELY NOTHING of substance. That's basically breaking the cardinal sin: you can have as many clichés as you'd like, but you HAVE to make it entertaining.

So, it's one of the worst movies I have ever seen. It gets a 0.5/5
Review - Warrior
Director: Gavin O'Connor
Rating: PG-13
Score: Half Star No Star No Star No Star No Star 
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There are a few words that I really can't stand, and 'pretentious' is one of them. Not because I do not find validity in it, but because it is constantly misused by people whom do not know what it is they are talking about.

Longman describes 'pretentious' as this: 'if someone or something is pretentious, they try to seem more important, intelligent, or high class than they really are in order to be impressive'. This basically means that a person, for no good reason, tries to be different in hope that it might make them sound more refined. So, why is this word used so frequently nowadays? Is there some validity in it, or are people just using it to 'seem more intelligent' (hint hint)?

In my opinion, I feel people should just know the difference. Granted, there are moments where 'pretentious' actually means what it means; if a person makes something that tries so hard to be more different/smart/unique than it actually is, tries to have deeper meanings that are not really there, and acts so proud over his or her own genius, then yes; THAT is 'pretentious'.

However, this word is thrown at ANYTHING that is different these days, no matter how appropriate the description is. Like, I can understand it if a person interprets something as pretentious, but that doesn't actually make the thing in question pretentious. Pretentious is a subjective word after all, but if you were to go by the description provided by Longman, it feels like there is an objective description as well. What I mean is that even though I might think something is pretentious, doesn't mean that my definition fits in with the objective definition.

For example, even though I like the movie 'India Song', I cannot help but feel that there is a pretentious aura over it. Like, the reason I like it so much is because of how slow and beautiful it is; there does not seem to be much purpose to it besides that. However, the semi-poetic monologues that do not seem to have much relation to what's going on on screen are what I would consider somewhat pretentious, because it feels like the only reason they are there is to infuse some meaning to the movie that is not there (i.e. making the movie sound smarter/deeper than it actually is). However, that is how I see it. Maybe the monologues serve a purpose that I cannot see. So, while I consider that part pretentious, it does not mean that it is pretentious in an objective sense.

Am I getting through here? Like, I just hate it when people use the word without knowing what it means. If you think something is pretentious; fine, but don't always act as if it is the fault of the thing in question. What I mean is that the term 'you just don't get it', while being an example of pretention in and of itself, does apply in some cases. Like I said; even though I declared the monologues in 'India Song' pretentious, I am willing to accept that maybe it is me and not the movie. Maybe I did not get it. There's no shame in admitting that sometimes.

So, ONLY use the word when the word actually applies to the thing in question.
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vancepar08 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
How is the free time coming?
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wholetthemonstersout Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
In about a week and a half, I will have enough time to do whatever. :D
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vancepar08 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Yay!
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wholetthemonstersout Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
So, you will have to wait a LITTLE longer, my dear friend. :D
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MalevolentPetals Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student Writer
Thank you for the watch!!
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wholetthemonstersout Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
No problem! It's fun to talk to you! :D
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MalevolentPetals Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student Writer
Oh yay! I'm usually bad at conversing. 
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wholetthemonstersout Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Meh... I had no trouble understanding you. XD
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vancepar08 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Just to ask, being it's almost May, how much longer will it be before I can ask again?
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wholetthemonstersout Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Uh... Next month, I think.
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